18 For we wanted to come to you-certainly I, Paul, did, again and again-but Satan blocked our way.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:18

Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20

(Read 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20)

This world is not a place where we are to be always, or long together. In heaven holy souls shall meet, and never part more. And though the apostle could not come to them yet, and thought he might never be able to come, yet our Lord Jesus Christ will come; nothing shall hinder that. May God give faithful ministers to all who serve him with their spirit in the gospel of his Son, and send them to all who are in darkness